winter - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈwɪntə(r)/
singularwinter
pluralwinters
  1. the season after autumn and before spring, when it is usually cold

    We spend the winter in the south.

    a cold winter’s night

    a cold/severe/hard winter:

    We’ve had a particularly severe winter this year.

    in winter:

    We usually go skiing in winter.

    in the winter:

    This town is deserted in the winter.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] happening or appearing in winter

      the pale winter sunshine

      a winter tour of the West Indies

    2. b.
      [only before noun] intended for the winter

      She wore a heavy winter coat.